GKN Aerospace’s operations in the Netherlands is now powered by renewable electricity generated through wind power.

The switch to green electricity enables GKN Aerospace to report much lower emissions for electricity in the Netherlands, accelerating its net-zero journey from the beginning of 2021 with an 8 per cent reduction in the company’s CO2 footprint per year.

Renewable electricity is the latest in a series of decarbonisation projects implemented by GKN Aerospace in the Netherlands, including the installation of solar panels at its sites in Papendrecht and Hoogerheide. The company is also continuing to play its part in the reduction of reliance on fossil fuels through the use of geothermal energy to heat and cool its new office in Papendrecht, and the use of electrical company cars for transport of employees across Dutch sites.

Wind power will help company achieve net zero carbon emissions

John Pritchard, President of Business Line Civil Airframe, said: “This is a significant moment for GKN Aerospace. We have a clear goal of net zero carbon emissions, with strict yearly reduction targets, and investing in all-renewable electricity is a great step forward. Manufacturing of aerospace components is energy intensive and we are in a long-term industry, so some changes will not be possible overnight. However, this is a clear demonstration of our commitment to adress climate change, scaling up our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint”

“We have many more projects and initiatives planned but this is a key step in our journey towards reducing our carbon footprint in all the countries that we operate.”

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